It is the only volume ever to be produced…..in which is to be found a large body of prophecies relating to….the coming of One who was to be the Messiah. The ancient world had many different devices for determining the future, known as divination, but not in the entire gamut of Greek and Latin literature, even though they use the words prophet and prophecy, can we find any real specific prophecy of a great historic event to come in the distant future, nor any prophecy of a Saviour to arise in the human race….[Islam] cannot point to any prophecies of the coming of Mohammed uttered hundreds of years before his birth. Nether can the founder of any cult…….rightly identify any ancient text specifically foretelling their appearance.
(Wilbur Smith in Josh McDowell’s “Evidence that Demands a Verdict)